Our Gift Shops

​Come visit the gift shops at both our North and South campuses. We offer many seasonal gifts, such as holiday balloons and plush toys, as well as year-round items at VERY reasonable prices. The gift shops at both campuses are clerked by our very dedicated and faithful Volunteers.

​While they are open to the residents, UMV staff, and visitors, you don’t have to know someone that lives or works here to purchase items from our gift shop. Purchasing from the gift shop is another way that you can help support the mission of UMV and its residents. Gift shop hours at both campuses are Monday-Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm, so stop by and see us today!

If you have any questions about volunteering, or our gift shops, contact Jessica Simmons, Volunteer Services Director. She can be reached at 618-943-3444 ext 2201.


The United Methodist Village offers various opportunities for an individual or a church group to serve our residents by volunteering at the South Campus, North Campus, and Southern Meadows.  Some areas where you can serve at North and South Campus include:

  • Work in one of the two gift shops.
  • Assist with clerical duties such as making copies, shredding paper, or answering phones when receptionists are absent.
  • Assist residents in the completion of scheduled activities such as:
    ​   -Lead Sunday religious services

             -Lead devotions
             -Call and assist with Bingo
             -Help with manicures
             -Help with games and crafts

  • Sing, play an instrument, or share another talent with residents.
  • Read to a resident or group of residents.
  • Visit with a residents.
  • Iron or sew labels on resident clothing.
  • Repair resident clothing.
  • Pass water to residents.
  • Assist with fundraising efforts.
  • Water plants.
  • Assist in the care of facility pets.
  • Assist with housekeeping duties